Northwest Division (NBA)

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The Northwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA.<ref>Team Index. Retrieved on 2009-08-27.</ref> The division was created at the start of the 2004–05 season. The inaugural Northwest Division winner was the Seattle SuperSonics. The defending champions are the Oklahoma City Thunder.

At the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle SuperSonics received the first and second picks, respectively. Portland selected Greg Oden and Seattle selected Kevin Durant. The draft helped briefly renew a Northwest rivalry between the two teams.

It is also the only division in the NBA that is spread over three different time zones (Minnesota and Oklahoma City in the Central Time Zone, Denver and Utah in the Mountain Time Zone and Portland in the Pacific Time Zone).


Division lineups


  • Denver Nuggets
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Seattle SuperSonics
  • Utah Jazz
The Midwest Division respectively divided into the Northwest and Southwest divisions. Portland and Seattle moved in from the Pacific Division, alongside Denver, Minnesota, and Utah.


Seattle moved to Oklahoma City as the Thunder.


  • 2005: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 2006: Denver Nuggets
  • 2007: Utah Jazz
  • 2008: Utah Jazz
  • 2009: Denver Nuggets
  • 2010: Denver Nuggets
  • 2011: Oklahoma City Thunder

Division titles

  • 3: Denver Nuggets
  • 2: Utah Jazz
  • 1: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1: Oklahoma City Thunder


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